CHAN: Nigeria Kicks Out S/Africa

Nigeria again proved to be the jinx team for South Africa as they beat the Bafana Bafana 3-1 to eliminate the African Nations Championship, CHAN hosts from the competition on Sunday.
The Eagles finished second in Group A with six points from three matches, behind group winners Mali, who recorded seven points.
Ejike Uzoenyi opened the scoring for Nigeria in the 22nd minute, when he connected Ifeanyi Ede’s well laid pass from the left.
Ede made it 2-0 for Nigeria with a 32nd minute penalty after Gbolahan Salami was brought down by South Africa goalkeeper Moeneeb Josephs.
Nigeria goalkeeper Agbim denied South Africa a goal in the 61st minute, before Ejike Uzoenyi completed his brace in the 64th minute to give Nigeria 3-0 lead.
Bernard Parker scored South Africa’s consolation goal from the penalty spot in the 81st minutes after Ugonna Uzochukwu was adjudged to have brought down Matshego inside the 18-yard box.
Solomon Kwambe was red carded in the 74th for a second bookable offence, while two minutes later, South African’s Vuyo Mere was also sent off for a foul on Gbolahan Salami.

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